Hi Adaptive Learning Team! Thank you for…

Hi Adaptive Learning Team!

Thank you for the wonderful OER. I really enjoyed the quiz at the beginning – I’m a Susan, though I’m not too concerned about student privacy. One point I hope you take note of should you choose to make changes to your OER: the slide transitions are a bit fast. I can’t read all the information on them before it jumps to the next word bubble. Perhaps if there was a pause button, it would accommodate us slower readers…I couldn’t find the discussion space on your website (maybe it’s my computer), so I’d like to answer the question here. As you pointed out in the limitations; Adaptive software is not turning out as successful as theorized. The part about students being unaware of what they should study or what they have learned really struck a chord with me. If learners are skipping around from part to part, then they do not have a framework to reference during their learning, and are likely to miss the bigger picture. When it comes to assessment, I know my students love asking me about each lesson and exactly how content will be assessed. To have students either not study the same material for the same test, or have individualized assessments makes it difficult for any kind of standardization on an institutional or national scale. While I would adapt (pun intended) adaptive technology in my classroom to assist student learning, I would not rely on it as anything more than an additional supplement for the students who are far behind or far ahead of their classmates, and that would be independent of assessment. Thanks again for all your hard work!